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Resources for Students
Using your roadmap takes just three steps: Exploration, Preparation, and Connection. Check out this wealth of practical information to help you chart a course to your career future.
Step 1 – My Potential Career Destination
Do you know what amazing career opportunities are available to you right here in your community? Do you know how your interests and abilities line up to careers? Do you know how much money you make in various careers?
Check out these links about career options, pay scales, and funding
- What career might fit you best? https://www.nmcareersolutions.com/vosnet/Default.aspx
- How do I get ready for great careers here now and in the future? (Click on the industry names to see how education and opportunity line up) http://thebridgeofsnm.org/how-we-do-it/workforce-development
- What are the jobs in demand in our region? https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Labor-Market-Information/Data-Statistics-Dashboards/Occupational-Outlook
- How much would the careers you’re exploring pay? https://www1.salary.com
- How much should I earn to have the life I envision? https://www.dws.state.nm.us/whyiwork
- Why should you start career exploration long before you pick a college or university to have success in the future? Kevin Fleming helps young people think about 4 skills and 4 steps that will help you think about the best path forward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twWcxIfa2zo
- Want to learn more about entrepreneurship and the resources available for business start-ups in our region? http://innovationfrontera.com
- What exactly goes on out at White Sands Missile Range? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDXRhCI1BcHX9lJDc2Marqg
- What does the White Sands Test Facility do for NASA? https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/index_new.html
- How do I get prepared for a job in the film industry? http://www.filmlascruces.com/get-a-job-in-film/
- Thanks to a wonderful partnership with KRWG, we were able to create stories and expert panels to discuss the rich opportunities available in several of our key industries:
- There’s an Abundance of Opportunities in Healthcare: https://www.krwg.org/post/fronteras-901-building-21st-century-workforce-healthcare
- The Sky’s the Limit in Aerospace: https://www.krwg.org/post/fronteras-902-building-21st-century-workforce-aerospace-industry
- Why is Career and Technical Education Important? https://www.krwg.org/post/fronteras-903-building-21st-century-workforce-career-technical-education
- STEM is Critical to the Nation’s Defense – White Sands Missile Range https://www.krwg.org/post/fronteras-904-building-21st-century-workforce-stem-skills
- Thinking about jobs at White Sands Missile Range or White Sands Test Facility? Most jobs require a security clearance. You can learn more about security clearances here: https://usmilitary.com/army-jobs-that-require-security-clearance/
- Want to meet some real New Mexicans in some of the best jobs in our state? Learn about them and their stories here: https://careers2communities.com/story/all/
- What jobs are available at Spaceport America? https://spaceportamerica.com/careers/
Step 2 – How Do I Get There
Now that you have an idea of where you want to go, you will need to learn the skills that get you ready for career success. Do you just need to learn a specific career skill? Do you need to earn a two-year or four-year degree? You can get whatever you need with all of the help you’ll need here in your community.
Check out these links about my educational options
- Are there steps I can follow to plan for college in the future? https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/bigfuture/parent-toolkit-college-plannning-overview.pdf
- Career Clusters show how to connect courses and content to future careers. Learn more about New Mexico’s Career Clusters here (first page will be all white…just scroll down): https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CareerClustersBook_2018_-FINAL.pdf
- How can Project Lead the Way help you build your STEM skills during middle and high school? https://www.pltw.org/experience-pltw/student-opportunities
- Why should I take a dual credit course? http://thebridgeofsnm.org/how-we-do-it/dual-credit/
- What career courses and training can help me get a higher-paying job? https://www.ed2go.com/dacc/
- Where is the best place to get the certification or degree I will need? https://collegescorecard.ed.gov
- Need financial assistance? Get a headstart on financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can find directions and the on-line form here: https://dacc.nmsu.edu/fa/fafsa/
- Doña Ana Community College (DACC) offers career-focused programs that range from certificates to associate degrees.
- DACC also offers a helpful career navigation tool: https://dacc.emsicc.com/
- Shorter-term, career-specific training and work supports: https://dacc.nmsu.edu/ctp/
- One- to -two-year career certificates and degrees: https://dacc.nmsu.edu/programs/
- What on-line courses and certifications can help me secure a higher-paying job? https://www.ed2go.com/dacc/
- Once you find your path, you can get ahead on getting registered: https://admissions.nmsu.edu/apply/
- Visit DACC’s Financial Aid Office to see if they can help: https://dacc.nmsu.edu/fa/
- Where is the best place to get the certification or degree I’ll need? https://collegescorecard.ed.gov
- Are you thinking about pursuing a degree at NMSU? Https://admissions.nmsu.edu/academics/
- Are there on-line courses available to me? https://www.nmsu.edu/online/
Boosting Your STEM Skills:
There are a TON of programs where you can have fun and build your knowledge and skills in the valuable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.
- NMSU works with our schools on a host of programs from robotics and digital media how scientific thinking can benefit you for the rest of your life: https://stem.nmsu.edu
- If you are thinking about robotics or engineering, you may be interested in these programs: https://engrstem.nmsu.edu
Step 3 – More Help Along Your Journey
Do you need work now? Do you want to go to school and work? What about transportation or other supports?
Check out these links about connecting to employment and education funds
- Whether you are in school or out of school, if you’re 16-24 years old, you have more help with employment, education, training, and job preparedness than you may know: http://www.employnm.com/youth
- Need a ride to get you where you need to go? If it’s around Las Cruces Roadrunner is just one of the ways you can get around: https://www.las-cruces.org/1314/RoadRUNNER-Transit
- Need help with transportation to school or work? http://scrtd.org/routesschedules/
- If you need to connect in the northern and southern parts of the county, South Central Regional Transit is a very affordable way to get from here to there: http://scrtd.org/all-lines/
To explore the Career Pathways for each of our county’s target industries, click here.